The University of Agder (UIA) is located on two campuses (Kristiansand and Grimstad) at the southern tip of Norway. The young university has 11,000 students and 1,100 professors and staff. Research is the foundation of all teaching at the UIA and covers a wide range of disciplines. The University of Agder is in close contact with industry, organisations and cultural institutions. As an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong competition, its business school is involved in a process of obtaining international AACSB accreditation.